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  • Inside the Shadowy World of Data Brokers

    Data brokers operate in the shadows of the Internet. Most consumers are unaware or unsure how to put restrictions of their activity. In fact, one U.S. senator called these companies and their practices 'the dark underside of American life.'

    Written by Matt Kapko27 March 14 14:06
  • FTC Online Privacy Protection Campaign Kicks Into High Gear

    As the Federal Trade Commission settles with a company involving allegations of a massive data breach that exposed medical records, it continues its work evaluating privacy practices of businesses in the Internet age.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin28 Jan. 13 21:52
  • Big Data Brings Big Privacy Concerns

    Wary of privacy implications of massive data collection systems, the Senate Commerce Committee plans to continue a probe of the industry, coinciding with a separate inquiry underway at the Federal Trade Commission.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin24 Jan. 13 15:35